is this the same people who speculated that Nexus of fate wasn't gonna be a standard card lol?
Commander is a solid product from Wizards, every year it is met with some hesitation, but eventually is realized as a good buy, overall. some decks over others obviously.
with the price hike, there are a lot of people backing away cause they don't want to spend more money. That is an absolutely great idea. if the player base refuses to spend more on a product either the price will have to come down to meet customer demand, or the product will have to disappear for the company to remain profitable. also if players and fans of magic only purchase at certain price points Wizards will have to adjust.
honestly I think to make the price increase more tolerable I think they should have started offering a foil in every pack like they were with master series.